I’ve cut down a lot on conventions but C2E2 is one that I’ll probably always attend. I just really enjoy the show. It’s the perfect size, it’s not crowded like SDCC or NYCC. They have a great mix of entertainment and comic guests. The convention center has tons of space as well and I just never feel overwhelmed or lost in the crowd. You can easily find a spot to relax and chill. It really is a great show, especially if you’re new to conventions! As far as my schedule goes, it’s not too packed. A few panels grabbed my attention but my main thing is getting a photo with Paul Rudd. Yes, THE Paul Rudd. This is his first comic con appearance (outside of SDCC which is more like a studio obligation) and I am beyond excited that I get to take part in that! I mean, it’s fucking Paul Rudd! The ageless wonder! There’s a “Clueless” reunion panel as well which should be very entertaining.
I plan on bringing my “Batman Returns” Catwoman cosplay again. I’m hoping to have some new photos taken but I’m still waiting to hear back from a photographer and trying to find a few others. I upgraded the corset and I’m really looking forward to wearing her again. It’s a really fun costume and it was funny running into a few other Catwomen last year. Right now my plan is to cosplay on Friday since my photo op is on Saturday and I treat Sunday as a super laid back day. I’ll only switch to Sunday if it’s easier photographer wise.
This year my squad is staying at a new hotel too! I think it’s only a year old, if that. The best part is we’ll have a full size fridge which is huge when it comes to a convention. We’ll be able to really stock up before hand and save money on food and snacks. The hotel offers a free breakfast as well which is fantastic. There’s a microwave too which means being able to save any leftovers if we do go out to dinner one night. I’ll probably write up a little review of the hotel when I get back. I feel it’s super important and an easy way to help fellow con goers. Seriously, if you attend a lot of conventions, think about leaving reviews either on your blog or on something like TripAdvisor. It can really help out future attendees and it’s something that doesn’t take a lot of time to do. A few tips I have are to make sure you mention the convention in your review (I normally do that in the title), and focus on things that you would care about. How much is parking? Is wi-fi free? Do they offer free breakfast? Here is a review I wrote last year for a hotel I used for C2E2, and another review that I wrote for a hotel during SDCC 2011. Plus I’ve blogged a few reviews as well.
If you’re interested in attending C2E2, badges are still available! The show is March 22nd-24th in Chicago. Are any of you attending? If you are, let me know!